Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Snap Up Late Season Savings on Ski Chalets

Looking for a last minute trip to go skiing? According to ski resorts, snow conditions are fantastic this season and many areas are offering late season deals on ski chalets. So, what are you waiting for? Book a trip, pack up your gear and make your way to the pistes!

Late Season Deals

April is an amazing month to go skiing. Blue skies, sunshine and sunbathing on the piste are all possible, and many resorts offer discounted prices on ski chalets. Due to large investments made by lift management companies in recent years, many resorts are able to maintain snow for longer periods of time. While the snow may not be as abundant as in the heart of winter, you also won't have to endure absolutely freezing cold temperatures, and piste quality control is closely monitored to ensure that you can still ski to the limit. Ski chalets in the highest resorts are usually the one to offer the discounts because that is where the snow will be best in the late season. Areas that are perfect for a late season ski break include La Tania, La Plagne, Les Menuire and Les Arcs.

Easter Deals

If you're looking to take the kids on a ski holiday during their Easter school break then be sure to look into resorts that are offering special deals during this time. Many ski chalets offer accommodation designed specifically for families so simply inquire to obtain detailed information about what will be best suitable for you.

In addition, many of the best companies also offer fully licensed minibus transfer services from Geneva airport, which is great for families and groups. If you are able to travel the week after Easter, many resort offer even further discounts.

Lift Pass Offers

Great deals can often be found for ski chalets, but lift passes are rarely offered at a discount. However, this year, you may encounter some tremendous savings. There are many offers going on throughout the month of April. For instance, some companies are offering a 10% discount on adult passes for the Three Valleys resort for holidays of six, seven or eight days. This means instead of 260 Euros you will only pay 234 Euros, which represents a great saving. If you are part of a bigger group, you may even qualify for "Tribe" offers that some companies are offering. To qualify for the "Tribe" offer you must be a part of a group of three or more, and you will be able to buy lift passes for 220.50 Euros - a saving of nearly 40 Euros per person,

Spring Skiing Adventure Ideas

Spring is a time when many people start heading out to enjoy the warm weather. However, it is also a great time to enjoy a skiing adventure. Yes, spring can be a great time for skiing, especially since you won't have as many people to contend with nor will you have high season prices. Here are some ideas for your spring skiing adventure:

Day Tripping

Spring is a great time for day tripping to the mountains for some skiing fun. If you are in Southern California, you can head to Big Bear Mountain and enjoy a few hours of skiing, and be back home by dark. Southern California ski resorts are great for spring skiing, since they supplement their snow with a healthy amount of man-made snow to stretch out the season. You will even be able to ski in shorts since the weather will likely be warm.

Adventure Skiing

Spring is also a great time to try out different types of skiing, like cross country skiing or heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is where you take a helicopter to a remote mountain location and they leave you off to ski down a mountain that has no lifts. This is recommended only for experienced skiers though.

Beginners Skiing

For beginners, spring is a great time to learn to ski or snowboard. Any good resort will provide lessons for beginning and intermediate skiers. Since spring is a slower time, you can enjoy slopes that are less crowded, so the pressure will be off beginners to show off their skills.

Exotic Ski Trips

If you really want a spring skiing adventure, why not mix in some famous sights along with your skiing? In resorts in France, Italy and Switzerland, you can get great deals on late season skiing. In France, you can enjoy scenic French mountain villages, with some of the best food in the world at your fingertips. In Italy, you can enjoy great skiing, and the beautiful Italian mountain ranges. In Switzerland, you can enjoy great skiing and great chocolate! What's not to love?

More Winter Sports

In many mountain resorts, they will also offer great winter sports and activities, in addition to great skiing. Why not try snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, even curling. Or just enjoy the great mountain resort scenery.

Bargains Galore

When you elect to ski in the springtime, you open yourself up to a world of ideas for adventures. Yet it can also affordable. Many resorts now offer affordable packages to attract spring skiers. These packages will often include airfare, as well as hotel and some amenities. Many will even include lift tickets with your package.